Best Shapewear for Women 2021 for Every Styling Need

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We all have everyday undergarment go-tos: comfy bralettes, seamless undies, performance sports bras. But for moments when you want extra support or smoothing, the best shapewear for women can make all the difference.

When wearing special-occasion attire, many often consider a sculpting bodysuit or corset as a base layer. But day-to-day, a smoothing T-shirt bra or pair of compression shorts can be the ticket to making your outfit infinitely more comfortable and flattering. Similarly, high-rise thongs or shaping briefs can serve as a confidence boost beneath thin or body-skimming fabrics. What’s more, certain seamless or shaping bodysuits are quite versatile—you can style many designs with trousers, skirts, or shorts instead of a tank top or blouse.

Then, of course, there are those semi-sheer items in your closet that can cause a bit of uncertainty. While you might not give a sheer dress another thought on a holiday, you undoubtedly think harder about it when it’s part of a typical outfit. Here, a second-skin slip, skirt, or camisole will instantly transform translucent tops, skirts, and blouses into something more demure. With shapewear styling hacks, you can make something you deemed only a cover-up a part of an outfit you can wear anywhere, plus instantly get a boost of confidence from the extra support.

No matter the outfit or occasion at hand, keep scrolling to discover the best shapewear for women, from bras, underwear, and slips to skirts, corsets, and more.


A pair of underwear made from compressive or sculpting fabric, be it a thong or brief, will create a smoothing effect throughout your stomach, hips, and waist.

Heist high-waist shaping briefs

Yummie shaping high-rise briefs

Chantelle lightweight shaping high-waist full briefs

Felina seamless shapewear thong


Whether for shaping, smoothing, or extra-layer security, a pair of compression shorts will lay well under dresses and skirts.

Spanx Higher Power shorts

Only Hearts Second Skins bike shorts

Eres Curve shapewear shorts

Felina Body Sculpt shaping slip short

Skims seamless sculpt sculpting mid-thigh shorts


Rather than fuss with both a bra and underwear, try a shapewear bodysuit for all-in-one ease.

Wacoal Red Carpet bodybriefer

Heist outer V-neck stretch-jersey bodysuit



Le Mystere women’s Sophia strapless bodysuit

Commando Butter tank bodysuit

Yummie long-sleeve shaping bodysuit


A camisole or tank can comfortably smooth your shape without feeling as constricting as a bodysuit. What’s more, these offer more coverage beneath sheer fabrics.

Spanx Oncore open-bust bodysuit

Cosabella Talco women’s long camisole

Maidenform long length shapewear camisole

Hanro satin-trimmed mercerized cotton camisole


A slip is a versatile shapewear staple, whether you like extra coverage or smoothing under a dress. For a seamless look, opt for one in a silhouette that mirrors the shape of your garment, be it strapless, a U-neck, or a bustier design.

Wolford U-neck slip shape dress

Intimissimi retro-shaping slip

Yummie Hidden Curves firm-shaping high-waist skirt slip

Fleur du Mal lace-trim cupped slip


A comfortable way to smooth your silhouette beneath everyday staples like T-shirts and tanks? A seamless bra designed to flatter and shape.

Third Love smoothing scoop wireless bra

Chantelle soft wireless bra top

Wacoal ultimate side smoother contour bra


For more dramatic shaping through your waist, a corset is the ultimate way to accentuate curves.

Belly Bandit Mother Tucker corset

Savage x Fenty embroidered lace corset


For separates or dresses that are sheer or fitted on the bottom, try a slip skirt for extra coverage and support.

Wolford women’s sheer touch forming skirt

Hanro satin deluxe half slip

Yummie Hidden Curves firm shaping high-waist skirt slip

Intimissimi microfiber skirt

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